Quote of the day: Web filters harm 'critical thinking'

In a story about just how well Web porn filters work, free speech activist Bennett Haselton, expresses his opinion that concerns about children and Internet porn are overblown.

"I never met anyone who was harmed by having unfettered Internet access," said Haselton, a Seattle programmer with the Web site Peacefire.org. "But I've met plenty of people who have been harmed by being overprotected. The real harm is the harm to critical thinking."

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